eFYI for November 2007 South Dakota Office of Tourism
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Registration Now Open!
You can now register online for the 2008 Governor's Conference on Tourism. For your convenience, online credit card payments will be accepted! Please take a few moments to sign up at www.SDvisit.com. Just click on the graphic on the homepage to view the Conference schedule, Pierre accomodations and the new registration forms.


Travel Professional Website
South Dakota launched a new URL, http://www.travelsd.com/travelprofessionals/, for travel professionals. The site is part of the TravelSD.com website and is designed especially for business-to-business marketers, such as group tour planners, travel agents and meeting and convention planners.

Trade Sales and Marketing
For more information contact
Maureen Droz
at
Maureen.Droz@state.sd.us
or
(605) 773-3301


Journalists in the State October/November
Jeff Engel - Engel's Outdoors - Television
Mark Taylor - Roanoke Times
Jim Clinton - "Remember the Hunt" and "Four Seasons Outdoor Journal"
Lisa Price and Brenda Potts - both Freelance writers from PA and IL respectively
MD and Julia Johnson - Freelancers from Iowa
Steve Smith - Bird Hunters Journal, Upland Almanac
Don Steese Outdoor columnist from Pennsylvania
Bill Sherck Due North Outdoors - Television

Media and Public Relations
For more information contact
Wanda Goodman
at
Wanda.Goodman@state.sd.us
or
(605) 773-3301


Native Discovery
Visitors can experience Native American cultural awareness in South Dakota through a new program called Native Discovery. Tourism staff and others from around South Dakota were invited to the pilot tour, which was held October 9-12. For more information see www.nativediscovery.org.

Trade Sales and Marketing
For more information contact
Maureen Droz
at
Maureen.Droz@state.sd.us
or
(605) 773-3301

 

Shoulder Season Inquiries High
This October interest in travel to South Dakota (inquiries) was higher than the previous four-year average. Inquiries in October of 2007 were 52% higher than October of 2006. With increased emphasis and targeted marketing of the Hunting and Outdoor markets, the Office of Tourism has been able to reinvigorate the previously flat shoulder season. For more information contact Tim Binder at Tim.Binder@state.sd.us or (605) 773-3301

 


South Dakota Office of Tourism

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South Dakota Office of Tourism
711 E. Wells Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-3301
sdinfo@state.sd.us